B. 1994, Braunschweig, Germany
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia

Nadya Jiwa precipitates impressions as well as images that form in her work. Consuming information, human nature is presented in conjunction with a certain composition of reality through thin movements and strokes that may at once be derived from more cognitive considerations, while departing from intuition. Symbolism is deftly interweaved in Jiwa’s paintings and drawings in an attempt to distill a cacophony of interactions, information exchange, as well as development of her external world. It is as if she attempts to share a certain sensibility of personal knowledge and impression that approaches more spiritual considerations, impressions that are at once clear and yet uncanny, and of truths that seem devoid of meaning and yet linger.

Jiwa received her Bachelor in Arts from the Bandung Institute of Technology with a concentration in painting. Selected exhibitions include solo presentation Khayal | Chimeric with ROH at Liste Showtime (2021); duo presentation with Rizal N. Ramadhan, Batang Mati, Cendawan Tumbuh at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2022). Her group exhibitions include Biennale Jogja 17: TITEN in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2023); Basel Social Club, Basel, Switzerland (2023); Art Basel Hong Kong with ROH, Hong Kong (2023); Art Collaboration Kyoto with ROH, Kyoto, Japan (2022); Art Jakarta Virtual with ROH (2020-2021); S.E.A. Focus with ROH at Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2020); Jauh Tak Antara, Sepilihan Karya 20 Perupa Bandung at NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung, Indonesia (2018); Getok Tular #2: Spacing Out (Lamunanku...) at Omni Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2018); 15x15x15 at Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia (2016); Smile is the Answer by Catalyst Art Shop Jakarta & Kopi Keliling at Local Fest 4.0, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (2015); Lunch Time! at Kanal Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia (2013); and Apa Saja dan di Mana Saja Woodcut Exhibition at Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia (2013). Nadya Jiwa is the Silver Winner of the UOB Painting of the Year, Emerging Artist Category in 2019.

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